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Fire Science

Fire Science student putting on fire gearThe Fire Science program prepares students to perform technical services involved with planning, organizing, researching, directing, and controlling functions and processes related to the provision of Fire Science services. (Each course is year long divided into two semesters.)

*Students should choose two or more year long courses offered in this program upon graduation in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator.
Note: These are the courses that are offered for the current school year. However, classes and locations are based on student enrollment and subject to cancelation if they do not meet minimum participation requirements.

Fire Science 1-2
Students will apply academic, technical knowledge and skills to a variety of settings within the firefighting response. This course is designed with lessons in fire behavior, safety, building construction, nutrition and wellness, fire department equipment and tools as well as the history and culture of the fire service. Students will collaborate in community service projects with local charities and fire departments.

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Location: Valley Vista High School


Fire Science 3-4 Honors
Students will apply advanced academic knowledge, technical knowledge, and skills to a variety of settings within firefighting and emergency response. This course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of the firefighting professions through training in rope rescue, vehicle extrication, fire hydraulics, the chemistry of fire behavior, helicopter operations, command procedures, public life safety education projects, oral board interviewing, and more. A partnership with the Surprise Fire Department and hospitals will provide the opportunity for off-campus experiences or a professional internship. Participation in the program’s Career and Technical Student Organizations is required. Students in this class will compete locally, regionally, and nationally.

Prerequisite: Fire Science 1-2
Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Location: Valley Vista High School


Fire Science Internship
Students will participate in on-the-job training within Fire Science. Requirements include three weeks of classroom instruction in job preparation and application and 60 hours per semester of on the job field work. Artifacts include a complete portfolio, two employer evaluations, two instructor field evaluations, a final, written summary and reflection. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship site.

Prerequisite: Application
Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Location: Valley Vista High School




 
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